Over a year has passed since my participation in the 100 Day Project and my perspective on the creative process has changed. I started out creating every day, up to 2-3 pieces a day and continued at that pace, well after the end of the 100 Day project. By November, I was completely burned out and exhausted from working a 9 to 5 followed by 2 hours in the studio. The truth of my current situation is that I've struggled to make my way back to creating on a consistent basis. The wall I hit at the end of last year was a hard one. It knocked me down, and I'm still trying to pick myself up. Stress has been a major factor in my creative process. I was working long hours during the week as well as through the holiday. This resulted in extreme burnout as well as an infection which lasted for 2 months. Self-care was never a priority for me in the past, but now it's become the main focus of my life. The body always knows when something is wrong. I will make it a priority to always listen to what my body is telling me. It's important to realize that the body is what allows us to create and inspire. Self-care is number one. My goal is to now get to the studio twice a week and once during the weekend. Creating will now be a piece of self-care, instead of a means to an end.